Seat out technique?

YeeeeeHAW!

I rode seat out in front for the first time today!

It was only about 20 yards,but it sure felt good. Dd it again for about 10 yards
later, so I know it wasn’t a total fluke. <g>

I have a question. My successful attempts at riding seat out have been starting
with my stomach on the seat. I’m able to stand up on the pedals and ride with my
butt off the seat, but I can’t seem to get it through my legs to get it to the
front. Do I need to lower my seat height if I want to be able to do that? I can
get up at least 2 inches off of it. It’s a Semcycle Deluxe seat. Seems kind of
wide in the back, is that the issue?

Greg

Re: Seat out technique?

I too am learning to ride seat out in front but i can only go about four
rotations before i veer to the right and fall off. Any suggestions

Seeya Gus


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RE: Seat out technique?

> I too am learning to ride seat out in front but i can only go about four
> rotations before i veer to the right and fall off. Any suggestions

Hold the seat with the other hand. Yeah, I know it’s hard, but you may find
yourself no longer pulling to the right… :slight_smile:

If this is happening, it probably means your seat is also pulling to one
side, and you have to resist this pressure with your holding arm. Try to get
it so the seat is just hanging there in frong of you, and your feet are doing
all the work.

Enjoy, jf

RE: Seat out technique?

> my butt off the seat, but I can’t seem to get it through my legs to get it to
> the front. Do I need to lower my seat height if I want to be able to do that?

Your Semcycle deluxe seat is the same kind I learned on (Then called Schwinn).
You don’t need to lower it, though you can if you want while learning. Some
riders prefer a much lower seat for Freestyle, for various reasons which might
include that.

But without lowering your seat, you can still get it in and out. Make sure you
have the balls of your feet on the pedals. This way, when you go up on your
toes, you will increase your clearance by a couple more inches. Pulling out and
replacing the seat happen while your pedals are horizontal. Try to pause briefly
in this horizontal position, while going up on your toes and spreading your
knees a bit to let the seat out.

As with most other tricks, repeat 1000 times for best results.

Enjoy practicing, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.unicycling.com

“In the walk of life sometimes you are a dog, and sometimes you are a hydrant.”

  • Anonymous

Re: Seat out technique?

If you lower your seat, it might help while you’re learning the trick but later,
you might not like the leg length for other maneuvers. I suggest pedaling slowly
& when the pedals are parallel to the ground, stand up on your toes & spread
your legs slightly to pull the seat out (for either direction) then continue
pedaling. Once you get comfortable it won’t appear you’re stopping at all.

Unicycle Lady http://users.aol.com/unilady/

In a message dated 10/7/0 7:48:27 PM, ghouse@southwind.net wrote:

>Do I need to lower my seat height if I want to be able to do that? I can get up
>at least 2 inches off of it. It’s a Semcycle Deluxe seat. Seems
kind
>of wide in the back, is that the issue?

Re: Seat out technique?

Greg, Congratulations! I read your post with interest, because I’m learning the
same skills you are at the same time. I lowered my seat to aid me in the stomach
on the seat thing and have kept it a couple inches lower since. It’s benefitted
me as I’ve worked on the seat out skills. I’m not familiar with the Sem seat.
I’m using a Viscount; it’s pretty streamlined. Going from stomach on the seat to
seat out in front sounds like a trick in and of itself. I learned the seat out
in front skill by pulling the seat out and holding onto it with two hands with a
death grip. Now I’m at the point where I can hold the seat with one hand
comfortably, but I tend to wobble a good bit if I don’t mentally remind myself
to keep the arm that’s holding the seat stiff against my body. Seat out in back
was a lot easier for me than seat out in front, but I learned the out in front
skill first. Thanks for the skill 1-5 post. I could really relate to those
Bissel skill levels posted a few days ago. I think I’m on the one that goes
something like “learn to ride with the seat out in a bunch of different ways;
learn a bunch of mounts; learn to ride backwards in a bunch of different ways;
get hurt in a bunch of different ways.”

Carl Trachte Morenci, Arizona

Greg House wrote:
>
> YeeeeeHAW!
>
> I rode seat out in front for the first time today!
>
> It was only about 20 yards,but it sure felt good. Dd it again for about 10
> yards later, so I know it wasn’t a total fluke. <g>
>
> I have a question. My successful attempts at riding seat out have been
> starting with my stomach on the seat. I’m able to stand up on the pedals and
> ride with my butt off the seat, but I can’t seem to get it through my legs to
> get it to the front. Do I need to lower my seat height if I want to be able to
> do that? I can get up at least 2 inches off of it. It’s a Semcycle Deluxe
> seat. Seems kind of wide in the back, is that the issue?
>
> Greg

RE: Seat out technique?

>
> I too am learning to ride seat out in front but i can only go about four
> rotations before i veer to the right and fall off. Any suggestions
>
> Seeya Gus

Try veering to the left and falling off.<G> I’m sorry, I couldn’t resist.

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